Midlife Loves

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Midlife Loves

Holiday & At Home Purchases & WIWT - Military & Metallic

My Midlife Fashion, Massimo Dutti Navy Leather Biker Jacket

Shirt - Zara
Biker Jacket - Massimo Dutti
Dress - Zara
Frilly Sleeved Top - Uterque
Pearl Necklace - Local Boutique, similar here
Statement Necklace - Local Boutique, similar here
Grey Ballet Pumps - Local Boutique, similar here
Navy Ballet Pumps - Local Boutique, similar here

Morning ladies & happy Sunday.  Following on from the requests to share my holiday purchases with you I thought I'd dedicate today's post to my holiday spoils as well as a few sneaky purchases that have been made since our return.

As you can see from the above picture these were my buys from Mallorca.  I think it's safe to say there's always going to be the odd Zara purchase that slips in & despite the exchange rate not being as good as it has in past years there's still a considerable saving to be made when shopping in Spain on brands such as Zara, Mango, Massimo Dutti & Uterque.  As an example I saved £16 on just the maxi dress compared to here in the UK!

Another Mallorcan must when I pop into Palma is to stock up on ballet pumps & I always go back to the same shop who stocks a great selection of my favourite shoes in a wide range of colours & designs.  This year I'm sticking with my colour pallette of greys & blues & bought a stunning grey sparkly pair & a two tone navy patent & suede pair.

Another couple of buys that had been packed before I took the above photo.

Zara Short Shimmer Dress

This dress is simply stunning & looks a lot more expensive on - I'm planning on wearing mine both for dressier occasions (would be so comfy for Christmas Day) & also for normal daywear with a biker jacket & ankle boots. Plus it's not as low in the neckline as it looks above!

Zara tweed jacket

And I don't need to explain this stunning tweed jacket do I?!  Luckily I'd had another good wardrobe sort out & eBaying session before we left on our holiday!

Then a couple of buys from one off stores including some Mallorcan pearls & a statement necklace, which I'm currently trying to decide if I want to swap the ribbon for a chain.

As I mentioned earlier there's also been the odd purchase since our return to, including this coat & these shoes, which I've mentioned on a previous post.

Then a couple of statement blouses to team with all my seperates - perfect for dressing up or down & timeless classics that are never going to date.

john lewis alice temperley animal print top

John Lewis Somerset by Alice Temperley Pintuck Blouse

Ooh & this jumper I spied at a recent press day & featured on the blog the other week but be warned sizing comes up small on this & my normal size was also a little short in the body so I've gone up a couple of sizes to get the fit I was after.

marks and spencer limited edition ruffle shoulder jumper

Finally a couple of great H&M finds.  Firstly this lovely mohair blend cardi which will be perfect for throwing on when temperatures drop.....I'm thinking simple combo of jeans & a classic white shirt & perhaps pearls with ballet flats will make a great understated look.

H&M Cardigan in mohair blend

Then this pleated midi skirt will be ideal to team with a crew neck & biker jacket.

H&M Pleated Skirt

Finally I'm a total convert on the benefits of cashmere jumpers so when I spotted this 'V' neck for a good half the price of others I thought it worth a try.

H&M V Neck Cashmere Jumper

Back to today & I'm teaming an old metallic skirt that I picked up in the Zara sale a couple of years ago for the grand sum of £5!

My Midlife Fashion, ASOS lace trim camisole, zara pleated metallic midi skirt, metallic ballet pumps, zara military jacket

Necklace - Bought In Majorca
Top - ASOS
Skirt - Zara
Jacket - Zara
Ballet Pumps - Bought In Majorca

Leather & Metallics, My Midlife Fashion, Shop My Style, Mango decorative Trim top, kin elise pointed toe slip on trainer, miss selfridge pleated midi skirt, warehouse faux leather biker jacket

Jacket - Warehouse £59
Trainers - Kin Now £34

So ladies there you have my recent purchases - I'd love to say that's me sorted for the coming season but I think it's probably safe to say hubby should be so lucky ;-)  

Finally just in case you missed yesterday's post, you might want to click here to read all about an amazing shopping night that promises to be a lot of fun & I'd love to meet you bubbles, cupcakes & shopping what more could we want?!

Enjoy your Sunday & I'll be back in the morning.

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  1. Hi Jane, is your leather jacket new? Is it navy? The link is to a navy one. Fab choices. Never think to look in H&M for cashmere!

    1. Hi yes the leather jacket is new & navy. Sorry my picture isn't showing the colour very well but having found my black leather jacket so useful over the last couple of years I just know this will be a great addition. It's a gorgeous fit so can highly recommend if you're on the look out for one.
      Fingers crossed the H&M jumper washes & wears well!
      Jane xx

  2. I saw that Jacket in Zara and instantly thought of you ..... I have purchased that h&m cardi too ..... an ode to the Acne raya ..... I am undecided however ...... I am going to dress it up properly tomorrow and decide .... Great buys Jane xx

    1. Oh that's funny Annmarie....naturally I just couldn't resist the jacket!
      Hope you're enjoying the long weekend.
      Jane xx

  3. Yay the red jumper is available to buy now... better get to a store before the sell out!

    1. It's a real beaut although I'd recommend trying on a larger size as it does come up small.
      Jane xx


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